Culture doesn’t define who you are

  By Brian Villalba If you are not having an identity crisis while you are at East Los Angeles College, you probably should be. The old way of identifying which group you were supposed to assimilate to was race and culture. If you still use those things to determine your identity, then it is time to evolve beyond the race/culture mind set. ELAC is a cultural melting pot, which is a perfect…

March 14, 2012
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Lunch truck misplaces orders

By Erik Luna People make mistakes. It’s a part of what makes us human and it’s a way of learning. If we touch something that is hot, we won’t touch that particular thing anymore. It’s the way we learn from our mistakes that makes us different. When it comes to food service though, people should keep a sharp eye and remember what exactly the customer ordered. About Time, the lunch truck on…

March 14, 2012
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Be prepared when adopting pets

By Edgar Lopez My street seems to be the evilest of places or the most tragic. Every month or so, a new dog is seen running around my place. The dog didn’t just break out of the pen and run for the greener grass. No, my street is notorious for having owners abandon their four-legged friends. They leave them right in front of a barbed-wire brick wall, in front of my house….

March 14, 2012
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Long-lasting love is found around campus

By Brian Villalba One thing will get you through East Los Angeles College:  love. What many of us refer to as love is in fact a combination of lust, addiction, possessiveness, interdependency and novelty. The love I am talking about is unconditional, unchanging and permanent. It is the kind of feeling we have in those friendships that last a lifetime. Being a college student is difficult. There are all kinds of academic and…

March 8, 2012
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Technological advances hurt students rather than help

By Erik Luna Technology has shined its light on a large majority of our lives, but it might not be the best for student’s education. Sure, technology has made our lives easier, with the Internet and smart phones coming in to save the day, but it doesn’t always make life easier. I took Math 227 last semester. Within the first week, I got my book and math XL code, a program…

March 8, 2012
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Smokers should take their butts elsewhere

By Bryan Pedroza What’s the deal with all the students that don’t know how to read the no smoking signs around campus? Smokers don’t take other students into consideration when choosing where to smoke. I’m not trying to make it sound as you smokers are doing something bad or wrong. Well, wait a minute. There are a bunch of cigarette butts all over campus and you aren’t respecting the no smoking signs…

March 8, 2012
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Be better; not bitter

By Brian Villalba People get angry at the news sometimes. Some choose to curse, scream and embarrass themselves in all kinds of ways. The real issue is, if they ought to be bitter or better? At East Los Angeles College’s Campus News it is our policy for any distress to be handled. If you have an issue with something Campus News has printed, go through the appropriate channels and conduct yourself like…

March 8, 2012
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Millennials should take the leap of faith

By Brian Villalba Millennials have a tough, uphill road ahead to graduation. If you were born from 1982-2003 then you are considered of the Millennial generation. A very common stereotype is that Millennials are lacking in dedication, ambition and  are self-centered and disrespectful. Part of this may not be undeserved, but like any stereotype it does not apply to the entire generation. This is a serious problem that college grads face, as…

March 8, 2012
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Rediscovering the love of reading

By Lindsey Maeda I had been waiting and was growing impatient. Sitting in the main office of any elementary school is never fun.  In most cases, you are either an anxious parent, waiting to take your child home early because they ate something funky, or the unfortunate student who was sent off to no-man’s land on bad behavior. In my case, I was neither a parent nor student, but a…

March 7, 2012
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All restrooms should be cleaned equally

By Vivian Ramirez Not all restrooms are created equal. Upkeep and cleanliness in restrooms should be equal, but it isn’t. The quality of East Los Angeles College’s restrooms vary dramatically. From the pristine white porcelain thrones that grace the halls of F7 to the retro 90s-era stalls that linger in older structures, specifically the bungalow restrooms near the C2 classrooms near the temporary library. It seems that every time I walk into…

March 1, 2012
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